Wolf with Black G-10 (OU-31)

Product Description for Wolf with Black G-10 (OU-31)

Maker: Kikuo Matsuda (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107504
Blade length: 12.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.00 in.
Total length: 18.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.30 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 38.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 43.8 oz.
Blade: Compound ground OU-31 stain resistant tool steel with a non-reflective disruptive acid finish
Handle: Hand contoured black G-10 set on a full tang
Sheath: Sunloid KD sheath with DOTS belt clip
Description: Renowned Japanese knifemaker Kikuo Matsuda has been grinding blades for over 40 years and is a 5th generation knife grinder. He was born in Seki, Japan in 1951. His unique, dramatic grinds are well known throughout the knife industry. Kikuo joined his father's knife grinding business at 15 years old and learned grinding techniques from his father. Kikuo's skill at the grinder has become legendary.
The Wolf is a massive fighter with a complex grind and tremendous presence. This is one of those knives that you really have to hold to truly appreciate!
The blade is Kikuo’s personal favorite, OU-31 stain resistant tool steel which will have exceptional edge holding. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. The steel is hardened to 64 Hrc (very hard!) and has more than 3 times the toughness of D2. A large recurve gives the massive blade increased cutting power. The large recurve moves into Kiku's hamaguri-ba (convex) grind and culminates in an armor piercing tip. This allows the knife to be exceptional at chopping, slashing, and piercing!
Sculpted black G-10 handle scales are secured to the 1/3 inch thick full tang using blackened torx hardware. A integral guard protects your hand while swinging the knife. The tang culminates in a glass breaker tip. Aggressive jimping provides an excellent thumb purchase. A lanyard can be added to the rear of the handle if desired.
This knife is accompanied by a custom Sunloid KD acrylic-pvc sheath. A DOTS belt clip makes it easy to keep this knife close at hand.
Exceptional work throughout!

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